Varsity The Hornets season ended in Sectionals with a loss to Marist. Marist got on the board early and made some unbelievable diving catches keeping the Hornets off the board. The Hornets were led by Ellie Fichtelberg, Madison Kern, Jasmine Carlson, and Donna Stevens all having one hit. The Hornets had a great season!!
Week of May 21st
Varsity REGIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!!
Those words don’t get any better than that! The Hornets had a great week of softball. They started off the week opening up regional play against Riverside Brookfield. The Hornets got on the board in the second inning when Jasmine Carlson got a double scoring one run. The Hornets were able to get four more runs in that same inning. The Hornets defeated Riverside Brookfield 5-0. The Hornets were led by Madison Kern on the mound. She allowed nine hits, striking out one, and allowing zero runs. The Hornets racked up six hits on the day led by Ellie Fichtelberg, Allison Early, Jasmine Carlson, and Madison Kern. The defense was great shutting down Riverside Brookfield. The Hornets moved on to play Stagg in the Regional Championship.
The Hornets played Stagg in the Regional Championship at Hinsdale South at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 26. The Hornets played solid defense and were led by Madison Kern on the mound. Madison had a perfect game going into the sixth inning before Stagg scrapped one run across in the sixth and another two runs in the 7th inning. The Hornets had plenty of scoring opportunities but didn’t fully capitalize until the bottom of the 7th inning. The Hornets got the inning going with a lead off hit by Allison Early followed by another hit by Ellie Fichtelberg. Those two runs scored on a wild pitch. The Hornets were still down by two runs. Madison Kern drew a walk—Colleen Collins went into run for Madison, Megan McGinley drew another walk—Gina Marchetti went into to run for Megan. The runners were able to advance to 2nd and 3rd on a wild pitch. With Jasmine Carlson up to bat with 2 outs, Hornets still down by a run. Jasmine cracks a double scoring Colleen and Gina! The Hornets win in dramatic walkoff fashion. REGIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!
Week of May 14th
Varsity The Hornets had a busy week wrapping up conference and season play. The Hornets started off the week playing a tough game against Morton. Morton beat the Hornets with a score of 7-4. The Hornets got on the board in the first inning when Donna Stevens singled scoring 1 run. Donna Stevens went 2-for-4 at the plate. Megan McGinley, Allison Early and Madison Kern all each had a hit.
The Hornets played Willowbrook on Wednesday at Hinsdale South. The Hornets were victorious beating the Warriors 10-5. The Hornets got their scoring starting when Jasmine Carlson grounded out scoring Donna Stevens. Marissa Marrera earned the win going all seven innings allowing five hits and five runs while striking out three. Megan McGinley and Marissa Marrera all had multiple hits on the day. Megan went 3-for-4, 3 RBIs, Jasmine Carlson had 2 RBIs and Marissa Marrera had 3 RBIs. It was a great team win.
The Hornets played tough games against Downers Grove South and Downers Grove North. The Hornets played Downers Grove South on Wednesday which was also Darien Youth Club Day where there was huge crowd of future Hornets watching the game. The Hornets had great defense and pitching to finish off the week. The Hornets were able to put pressure on Downers Grove South. The Mustangs got a quick start but were held at bay while the Hornets were trying to catch up but fell a little short. Ellie Fichtelberg was 2-for-4, Donna Stevens, Abby Leban, Megan McGinley, Gina Marchetti, Madison Kern, Colleen Collins, and Kaitlyn Little all tallied a hit on the day. To finish out the regular season the Hornets traveled to the Northside of Downers Grove to take on the Trojans. The Hornets lost 5-0 and faced extremely tough pitching. The Hornets had great pitching from all pitchers and the Hornets are looking forward to starting their post season. The Hornets open up the post season on Thursday with Riverside-Brookfield. JV
Week of May 7th
Varsity The Hornets started off the week against Proviso East where the Hornets defeated the Pirates 14-0. The Hornets got on board in the first inning. Kaitlyn Little singled scoring two runs. Hornets put up five runs in the fifth. Donna Stevens also had a homerun in the fifth. Marissa Marrera, Donna Stevens, Megan McGinley, Abby Leban all had RBIs in the inning. Marissa Marrera got the win for the hornets going three innings, allowing one hit and striking out six. Overall, the Hornets had 14 his for the day. Kaitlyn Little, Abby Leban, Sam Pacentine, Donna Stevens and Marissa Marrera all had multiple hits on the day.
The Hornets had an exciting come from behind win against conference rival Addison Trail. The Hornets won the game 9-5. The Hornets started off trailing 4-1 before making their comeback. The game was delayed twice because of thunder and rain in the area. Marissa Marrera started the game going one and two-thirds innings. Sam Pacentine came in for relief and was credited the victory where she allowed three hits and one run over five and a third innings, striking out two. The Hornets tallied 10 hits on the day. In the sixth inning when the Hornets were rallying the Blazers intentionally walked Donna Stevens to get to Kaitlyn Little where she cracked a two run double. The Hornets were led by Ellie Fichtelberg, Donna Stevens, and Erin Leake all who had multiple hits on the day. The Hornets had solid defense and made some outstanding defensive plays.
The Hornets were in the ICCP Invite in Elmhurst over the weekend. They opened up tournament play with Burlington Central. The Hornets started off the tournament with a loss. Sam Pacentine suffered the loss for the Hornets. Donna Stevens, Megan McGinley, Allison Early, and Sam Pacentine all had one hit to lead the Hornets offensively. The Hornets put the ball in play but it was all right at them. The Hornets took on Aurora Central Catholic in the second game of the tournament. The Hornets lost 13-3. The Hornets notched three runs in the fifth inning. The offense was led by Abby Leban and Madison Kern. The Hornets started the second game of the day against ICCP where they were showing some strong defense and were leading the game 2-0 when the rest of the tournament was called due to thunderstorms moving through the area. The Hornets look to have a strong finish this week closing out the conference season. The Hornets start off the week with Morton on Monday.
Freshman The hornets traveled down to Oswego to play the Panthers. The panthers delivered with strong pitching and kept the hornets low on the board. Abbey Leban pitched for the Hornets and had two singles, Lily Davis was 2/2 and confident behind the plate catching, and Raneem Issa and Abby didio had smart base running - bringing in our two runs. The hornets take an L to Oswego, 12-2.
Hinsdale South played proviso east at home, coming out on top! Abby didio, violet Davis, and Aaliyah Scott were strong in the infield keeping the opposing team’s score low. Aaliyah Scott, lily davis, Abby didio, and Penni perracki each had two singles. Both Violet Davis and Raneem issa went 4/4 with three singles and a double. Alicyn Alexander was smart at the plate getting walked three times. Hornets came out on top 15-5.
The hornets were away at Addison Trail this Wednesday. The rain subdued and the Hornets came away victorious under a double rainbow! Alicyn Alexander and Elli Strenzel-Gibson impressed the crowd playing in the infield at third and second. Raneem Issa took a tumble out at short when an incoming runner made an interference during a play, but Raneem continued to play hard. Alyssa Valenzuela made a crucial catch in the outfield to keep the Blazers off the board. Alicyn Alexander, Crystal Herrera, and Alyssa Valenzuela each had a single in the game. Raneem issa went 3/3 with a double and two singles. Lily Davis went 5/5 with three singles, one double, and one triple. Abby Didio had a nice double as well as pitching spectacularly the whole game, only walking two batters. Penni perracki fielded strongly and consistently at first to keep the blazers off the bases. Hornets ended the game winning 15-5. The Hornets fought off the rain and traveled to play Lockport. The hornets held the porters in the first inning to 1 run with great fielding by Aaliyah Scott and Elli Strenzel-Gibson. The hornets faced some fast pitching, leaving Aaliyah Scott and lily Davis with hits for the game. Abby Didio, Penni peracki, and Alyssa Valenzuela had smart base running helping to get the hornets on the board. Hornets take a loss to the Porters, 15-1.
Week of April 30th
Varsity The Hornets led off the week with a showdown between the Hornets and the Mustangs of Downers Grove South. The Hornets lost to Downers Grove South 11-1 with Marissa Marrera taking the loss. The Hornets had some offensive bright spots with Ellie Fichtelberg going 2-for-3 and the Hornets were errorless on defense. The Hornets then faced Leyden on Friday suffering another loss 11-1. Allison Early was 2-for-3 at the plate. The Hornets look to rebound next week with more conference rivals.
JV Freshman Hinsdale South took on Downer’s Grove South at home on 4/31. Stephani ogbuehi started the game off with a strong hit to right field with Raneem Issa following her up with another powerful hit and an RBI. Stephani made an awesome double play at third to hold DGS from scoring runs in the 2nd inning. Alicyn Alexander, Elli Strenzel-Gibson, violet Davis, and Alyssa Valenzuela worked out in the outfield getting into Abby didio on the mound. Final score DGS 19, HS 1.
After a rainout on may 1st, hornets played willowbrook at home on the varsity field. The willowbrook pitcher threw some strong curveballs, keeping south on their toes. Violet Davis had our only hit of the game and Penni perracki scores our single run. The final was 19-1.
The hornets had an exciting game against Leyden this past Friday. The hornets racked in a total of 12 hits, with Stephani ogbuehi going 4/5, Abby didio, Raneem Issa, Penelope perracki, and Aaliyah Scott going 2/4. Raneem and Aaliyah had amazing back to back doubles but unfortunately the hornets came in short losing 13-24.
Week of April 23rd
Varsity The Hornets have had a busy week of games and festivities. The weather has finally broke and now have been able to be outside. The Hornets started off the week against Addison Trail where the Hornets won 6-0. Hinsdale South Hornets notched three runs in the fifth inning. The offensive firepower by Hinsdale South Hornets was led by Jasmine Carlson and Erin Leake, all driving in runs in the frame. Marissa Marrera pitched the Hornets to victory. She went seven innings, allowing zero runs on two hits, striking out three and walking one. Hinsdale South Hornets tallied nine hits. Marissa Marrera and Jasmine Carlson each managed multiple hits for the Hornets. The Hornets displayed stellar defense and didn't commit a single error. Kaitlyn Little made the most plays with 11. It was a great all around team effort.
The Hornets didn’t fare so well against Leyden surrendering eight runs during the game. The Hornets played well just couldn’t get the bats moving. Ellie Fichtelberg went 1-3 in the game. The Hornets look to rebound against Proviso on Wednesday which is also Senior Day.
Congratulations Seniors! They will be missed and have been such a valuable part of our program! We wish them the best of luck in all their future endeavors. They will all be so successful in anything they choose to do.
The Hornets took on Proviso East for Senior Day. The Hornets defeated Proviso 20-0. Hinsdale South Hornets defeated Proviso East 20-0 on Wednesday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Hinsdale South Hornets opened up scoring in the first inning. Hinsdale South Hornets tallied ten runs in the third inning. Donna Stevens, Megan McGinley, Colleen Collins, Gina Marchetti, Ellie Fichtelberg, and Allison Early all contributed in the big inning with RBIs. Marissa Marrera earned the win for Hinsdale South Hornets. She lasted three innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out four and walking one. Sam Pacentine threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Hinsdale South Hornets saw the ball well today, racking up ten hits in the game. Kaitlyn Little, Ellie Fichtelberg, Colleen Collins, and Jasmine Carlson all managed multiple hits for Hinsdale South Hornets. Jasmine Carlson, Colleen Collins, Ellie Fichtelberg, and Kaitlyn Little each collected two hits to lead Hinsdale South Hornets.
The Hornets took on Morton on Friday and won a nail bitter 5-4. Hinsdale South Hornets snagged a late lead and defeated Cicero Morton 5-4 on Friday. The game was tied at four with Hinsdale South Hornets batting in the top of the fifth when an error scored one run for the Hornets. In the top of the fourth inning, Hinsdale South Hornets tied things up at four when Allison Early singled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run. The Hornets scored three runs in the third inning. Allison Early and Donna Stevens all contributed in the big inning with RBIs. Marissa Marrera led the Hornets to victory on the pitcher's mound. She allowed eight hits and four runs over seven innings, striking out three. Hinsdale South Hornets collected eight hits. Ellie Fichtelberg and Allison Early each managed multiple hits for Hinsdale South Hornets. Ellie Fichtelberg led Hinsdale South Hornets with three hits in four at bats.
The Hornets took on Lyons Township on Saturday for their pink out game. The Hornets lost 5-0 but played well. The Hornets are looking to rebound on Monday as they take on Downers Grove South at Downers Grove South.
JV On Monday, April 23rd, the Hinsdale South JV softball team hosted the Addison Trail Blazers. Once again, solid pitching, strong defense, and explosive hitting propelled the Hornets to a comfortable 11-5 victory. Abbey Leban struck out 7 and Mary Lavorato threw out two blazer runners trying to steal second base. Offensively, the Hornets had 15 hits, 7 for extra bases. Brooke Steinhaus had two doubles (one hitting the base of the wall in left). Abbey Leban went 3-4 with two doubles. Vanessa Ayala 2-3 with two doubles. Mary Lavorato 3-3 with a double. Skylar Hayes 2-3, and Lauren Polich 2-4.
Defensively, two defensive gems stood out. During one key play in the game, with a Blazer runner at first, shortstop Vanessa Ayala showed her range by breaking hard to her left on a sharply hit ball up the middle. She gathered the ball near the second base bag and stepped on second for the force. In the 6th inning, Addison Trail had the bases loaded with one out. The Blazer batter hit a ground ball to Leban in the pitcher’s circle. Leban threw home to Lavorato for the force out and Lavorato alertly threw the ball to Skylar Hayes at third base to easily get the runner trying to advance to third. A rare double play. The Hornets record stands at 6-6.
On a sunny Tuesday, April 24th, the Hinsdale South JV softball team traveled to Franklin Park to challenge the Leyden Eagles. The Hornets couldn’t muster much offense against their formidable opponent registering only 3 hits in the contest. Amber Naccarato started at pitcher for South. She pitched well, unfortunately an error filled second inning by the Hornets gave Leyden a 8-0 lead. Hinsdale South would lose the game by a score of 10-0. Abbey Leban, Lauren Polich, and Julie Calderon each had a single in the game. On a beautiful, sunny, Wednesday, April 25th, the Hinsdale South JV softball team traveled to Maywood to battle with the Pirates of Proviso East. The Hornets were on a mission to right their own ship after a loss the previous day to Leyden. Facing the inexperienced Pirates was just what the team needed. In the first inning, South quickly posted 8 runs on the board. Abbey Leban and Lauren Polich had triples and Alexis Ayala, Vanessa Ayala, and Amber Naccarato had doubles. Naccarato was the starting pitcher for the second day in a row and she threw her best outing of the season striking out 10 batters in 5 innings. Offensively, in the top of the second, The Hornets added 6 runs with the big hit being Abbey Leban’s Home Run. Jessica Kaleta had a double. In the third, Hinsdale South scored 7 runs with Leban and Brooke Steinhaus each slugging a double making the score 21-0. In the fourth, the Hornets added 4 more runs with Leban hitting her second Home Run of the game. Naccarato earned the complete game victory.The team returned to .500 at 7-7 for the year and 3-1 in Conference play.
The defensive highlight of the game was when a Proviso player hit a hard grounder past Leban at first base. Second baseman Vanessa Ayala showed her range by backing up Leban gathering up the ground ball and racing to the bag to beat the runner. Hitting stars on the day: Leban 4-4, Jessica Kaleta 3-3, V. Ayala 3-3, Naccarato 3-3. The Final score was 25-0.
JV2 This Friday, Hinsdale South battled in the rain against Morton at home. Abby didio pitched all 5 innings until the weather cut the game short. Raneem Issa, Abby didio, lily Davis, and Alicyn Alexander had strong hits putting the hornets on the board. Elli Strenzel-Gibson, Alyssa Valenzuela, crystal Herrera, and Aaliyah Scott had a good eye behind the plate, getting the hornets many base runners. After rallying back and forth each inning, hornets surrendered to the rain ending the game at 18-16, with Morton taking the win.
Week of April 16th
Varsity The Hornets were finally able to return to play after dealing with some really bad spring weather. SNOW!! Hopefully, the snow is done for the season and the Hornets can find their stride. The Hornets ended up returning to action on Thursday opening up the conference season against Willowbrook. The Hornets had a tough loss losing 9-5 in a back and forth affair. The Hornets got off to a quick start with a 2-run homerun by Allison Early. Ellie Fichtelberg was 1-4, Donna Stevens 1-3, RBI, Megan McGinley 1-2, and Allison Early 2-4 with 2 RBIs. The Hornets took on Reavis on Friday losing 6-5. Erin Leake, Donna Stevens, Megan McGinley, Jasmine Carlson, Allison Early, and Ellie Fichtelberg each got a hit to lead Hinsdale South Hornets. The Hornets look to rebound next week when they start the week against Addison Trail on Monday.
JV On a sunny, Thursday, April 19th, the Hinsdale South JV softball hosted the Willowbrook Warriors. The Hornet bats broke out of hibernation as the team slugged out 20 total hits in the game. Willowbrook started the scoring in the top of the first with a two out two run home run, but South would collect 3 runs of their own in the bottom frame with five consecutive hits with two outs. The big hit was a triple by Vanessa Ayala. In the second inning, the Hornets tacked 3 runs onto their lead when Julie Calderon led off with a double followed by a single by Skylar Hayes and a double by Mary Lavorato. The hit parade continued with a double by Abbey Leban and a single by Lauren Polich. In the bottom of third, Hinsdale South added another run to take a 7-2 lead when Madison Polich doubled to left to score Calderon. The Hornets gave up 6 runs to Willowbrook in the 4th and found themselves down 8-7. South gave up 3 more runs in the top of the 6th for an 11-7 Warrior lead, however they battled back in the bottom of the inning scoring 6 runs of their own featuring six consecutive hits with two outs to take a 13-11 lead. Three doubles in a row by Lavorato, M. Polich, Leban, and a clutch single by Abby Didio gave the Hornets a 13-11 lead. Leban closed out her start by giving up a run but holding onto the big victory. Hitting stars were numerous: M. Polich (3-5), L. Polich (4-4), Lavorato (3-5), Hayes (2-4), and Tanisha Young (2-4). The win brought the team record to 3-6.
On Friday, April 20th, the Hinsdale South JV softball team faced off against Reavis. Amber Naccarato started at pitcher for the Hornets and held the Rams at bay. Naccarato gave up only 1 run in 6 innings. She was helped by the strong defensive play of Skylar Hayes at third, Vanessa Ayala at short, Lauren Polich at catcher, and Mary Lavorato in center field. Lavorato made several fine catches including a diving catch on a bloop hit behind second base. Offensively, the Hornets got all the runs that they needed (6) in the second inning. Lauren Polich led off with a base hit down the left field line and Brooke Steinhaus followed with a double down the line as well. A walk later, and Julie Calderon came up with an RBI hit. Madison Polich and Skylar Hayes contributed tallies. In the sixth inning, Alexis Ayala hit a pinch-hit double to right center. Madison Polich drove her in with a single and would later score on a double to left center by Mary Lavorato. Abbey Leban pitched the 7th to close out the game. The final score was 8-4 in favor of the Hornets bringing their record to 4-6.
On Saturday, April 21st, the Hinsdale South JV softball team would continue their homestand with a game against St. Ignatius. After spotting the Wolf Pack a 2 run lead in the top of the first, the Hornets settled in and scored 3 runs of their own. A couple of walks got things started and later with 2 outs, shortstop Vanessa Ayala rocketed a triple for 2 RBIs. Lauren Polich followed that with a single to drive in Ayala. In the top of the second, St. Ignatius scored 3 more runs to take the lead. But, Hinsdale South responded with 4 runs off hits from Julie Calderon, Skylar Hayes (triple), and Lauren Polich (double) with some walks mixed in between. South shut down St. Ignatius in the top of the third and broke it open in their half. The Hornets scored 12 runs during the inning. Alexis Ayala led off with a double and the Wolf Pack couldn’t find the strike zone after, walking 7 total batters and a hit-by-pitch (Raneem Issa). The Big Hit of the inning was when Mary Lavorato sent a pitch to the wall with a drive that became an inside-the-park Home Run. Three more hits followed by Madison Polich, Abbey Leban, and Ayala to add another run to conclude the scoring. Later, Leban relieved Lavorato in the 5th to close out the game. Lavorato earned the victory. The final score 19-9. The Hornets move up to 5-6.
Week of April 9th
Varsity The Hornets had a busy week of games during the week and was able to take advantage of some of the only nice weather days of the spring thus far. The Hornets fell short against Lincoln-Way West (15-2). The Hornets were led by Megan McGinley, Donna Stevens, Sam Pacentine and Kaitlyn Little all having at least one hit.
The Hornets came back the next day losing a back and forth affair with Glenbard West 9-4. The Hornets came out swinging the bats taking the lead in the first inning with Donna Stevens triple driving in one run. Marissa Marrera took the loss for Hinsdale South Hornets. She went five and a third innings, allowing seven runs on 12 hits and striking out nine. Hinsdale South Hornets saw the ball well today, racking up seven hits in the game. Jasmine Carlson and Donna Stevens all managed multiple hits for Hinsdale South Hornets. Donna Stevens and Jasmine Carlson each collected two hits to lead Hinsdale South Hornets. The Hornets were able to rebound after that tough loss the day before and took it to Benet beating them 19-7. Hinsdale South Hornets scored on a single by Kaitlyn Little in the first inning, an error in the second inning, and a single by Donna Stevens in the second inning. Hinsdale South Hornets saw the ball well today, racking up 17 hits in the game. Ellie Fichtelberg, Donna Stevens, Sam Pacentine, Emily Corson, Megan McGinley, and Jasmine Carlson all had multiple hits for Hinsdale South Hornets. Donna Stevens and Ellie Fichtelberg each managed three hits to lead Hinsdale South Hornets. Marissa Marrera took the win for Hinsdale South Hornets. She went four innings, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out two. Sam Pacentine threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. The Hornets ended the week on a high note. The weather did not cooperate and were rained out for their Saturday game.
JV On a sunny, but cool Tuesday, April 10th, the Hinsdale South JV softball team made the trek southwest to New Lenox to take on Lincoln Way West. In the contest, the Warriors charged out with 7 runs in the first inning and 5 runs in the second. The Hornets got their lone run in the third. Jessica Kaleta singled to center and got to second on a passed ball. Lauren Polich came up and singled to center to drive in Kaleta who raced home. Hinsdale South lost 13-1. Lauren Polich stood out as she had 2 hits and looked strong defensively at catcher. Brooke Steinhaus had a hit and made a nice catch at first base off a hard liner.
On Wednesday, April 11th, the Hornets JV softball team traveled to Glen Ellyn to challenge Glenbard West in a West Suburban Conference tilt. The Hornets would be a bit short-handed missing three players from their lineup. Skylar Hayes returned to action after being out with an injury. Hayes led off the game with a walk, stole second, and would later score on a passed ball. Abbey Leban was the starting pitcher for the Hornets and she pitched well. After 2 innings the score was in favor of the Hilltoppers 2-1. In the third inning, Hayes walked and ran to third on a Brooke Steinhaus single. Hayes would score on Jessica Kaleta’s ground out to second. At the end of four, Glenbard West was up 4-2. Unfortunately, some South errors late in the contest aided the scoring for West. The final score would be 12-2. Mary Lavorato’s leadership and stellar play behind the plate was a bright spot as she threw out West runners stealing second base. Julie Calderon made a nice defensive play in the first when with a runner on first, she went to her left on a ground ball and spun and threw from the outfield side to second base to get the force out. Alexis Ayala had a hit in the game.
Week of April 2nd
Varsity It has been a cold, snowy and wet week! The Hornets were able to get one game in against Naperville Central where they lost 13-11. The Hornets went down early but never gave up and keep coming back but just fell short. The Hornets were able to put several rallies together in multiple innings. Sam Pacentine, Ellie Fichtelberg and Donna Stevens all put the pressure on them early on. In the seventh inning Sam Pacentine and Donna Stevens got the rally going with a walk by Ellie Fichtelberg and Madison Kern clearing the bases after reaching on an error. The Hornets tallied 12 hits on the day. Donna Stevens, Madison Kern, Sam Pacentine, and Megan McGinley all managed multiple hits for Hinsdale South Hornets. Donna Stevens led Hinsdale South Hornets with three hits in five at bats. The Hornets hope that the weather rebounds and they look to rebound next Tuesday as they take on Lincoln-Way West.
JV On Monday, April 2nd, the Hinsdale South Hornets JV softball team hosted their first home game of the season versus Naperville Central. The Redhawks jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. In the bottom of the first, Madison Polich led off with a walk and stole second and third. She scored on a wild pitch to cut the score to 3-1. Once again, the Hornets faced a tough pitcher and struggled to connect throughout the game. In the fourth inning, Jessica Kaleta would be hit by a pitch and would later score on a passed ball. In the fifth inning, Brooke Steinhaus walked and scored on double to right by Abbey Leban. A few defensive lapses aided Naperville Central in creating a 10-3 lead after five innings. The final score would be 12-3. Highlights in the game were Mary Lavorato’s double to right center. Lavorato also threw out stealing runners at second base from behind the plate. In the seventh inning, with a Redhawk runner on first base, Abbey Leban fielded a ground ball to the mound and spun and threw to a quick covering Vanessa Ayala who turned a nice double play. The loss dropped the JV record to 2-4.
Week of March 26th
Varsity The Hornets spent the week of spring break working hard! The Hornets were able to capture their first two wins of the season with a 3-2 win over Glenbard East and a come from behind 14-13 win over Glenbard East. For game 1 Madison Kern surrendered just 3 hits and striking out 12. Madison also drove in one run on her single. Kaitlyn Little also was 2-3 at the plate. In game two of the day Hinsdale South was trailing the entire game when they made a strong come back. The Hornets notched five runs in the fifth inning. Gina Marchetti, Madison Kern, Donna Stevens, Kaitlyn Little, and Jasmine Carlson all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Hinsdale South Hornets saw the ball well today, racking up 16 hits in the game. Madison Kern, Marissa Marrera, Jasmine Carlson, Donna Stevens, and Erin Leake all had multiple hits for the hornets. Madison Kern led Hinsdale South Hornets with five hits in five at bats. Sam Pacentine was credited with the victory for the Hornets. She went five and two-thirds innings, allowing six runs on 12 hits and striking out two. Abby Leban threw two-thirds of an inning in relief out of the bullpen.
The Hornets then played Lake Park in the Rosemont dome with a 13-3 loss over Lake Park. Donna Stevens went 2 for 3 on the day. The Hornets finished the week with a 18-6 loss over Riverside Brookfield. The Hornets started of strong on the day putting up 6 runs in the first 3 innings. Hinsdale South Hornets put up four runs in the third inning. The rally was led by singles by Megan McGinley and Jasmine Carlson, a sac fly by Ellie Fichtelberg, and an error on a ball put in play by Molly Gricus. Madison Kern led Hinsdale South Hornets with three hits in four at bats.
The Hornets look to rebound next week with a busy week of non-conference play against Naperville Central, Oak Lawn and Hinsdale Central.
JV On Wednesday, March 28th, The Hinsdale South JV softball team traveled to The Dome in Rosemont to challenge the Lake Park Lancers. The Hornets faced an outstanding pitcher and struggled offensively. Madison Polich had the lone hit and scored the Hornets only run in the 11-1 loss. Some defensive miscues hurt the Hornets. Abbey Leban pitched in the contest and took the loss dropping her record to 2-1.
On Saturday morning, March 30th, The Hinsdale South JV softball team traveled to Veterans Park near Riverside Brookfield to take on the Bulldogs in a doubleheader. In the first inning of the first game, Vanessa Ayala drove a pitch to right for a triple. Ayala was stranded at third. Abbey Leban took the mound again. RB was too much offensively as they had 13 runs cross the plate. Walks and untimely errors were the demise in game one. The Hornets JV record dropped to 2-2. Madison Polich added a hit down the left field line in the third inning.
In Game two, Hinsdale South faced an outstanding pitcher from RB who kept them off balance. The RB stellar defense proved too much as once again the Hornets struggled to score. Madison Polich started on the mound and Amber Naccarato pitched from the third inning through the sixth. The Hornets could only scratch out three hits. An infield hit and a sharp single to right by Naccarato and a base hit to center by Brooke Steinhaus. Defensive highlights were catches in the outfield by Jessica Kaleta in center and a nice running catch in right field by freshman, Mary Lavorato. The loss brought the Hornets record to 2-3.
JV 2 Hornets played Lake Park on March 28th at the The Dome at the Ballpark of Rosemont. During the third inning, Mary Lavorato, Alexis Ayala, and Raneem Issa led the team with strong hitting and got the Hornets on the board after being down by 11. The team continued to rally through the 3rd inning scoring 8 runs. Abby Didio and Mary Lavorato each took the mound as Skylar Hayes, Violet Davis, Alexis Ayala, and Aaliyah Scott were manning the infield. Lily Davis, Penelope Peracki, Alyssa Valenzuela, Raneem Issa, and Ellie Strenzel-Gibson worked hard in the outfield getting the ball in quickly and efficiently. Lake Park came out on top ending the game with a score of 9-14.
Week of March 19th
Varsity Hornets opened up with the season with two really tough teams. The Hornets dropped two games this week to Glenbard South and Richards. The Hornets lost 7-1 to Glenbard South. The Hornets struggled defensively surrendering 5 unearned runs. Madison Kern took the loss but striking out nine. The Hornets were led by Allison Early, Sam Pacentine and a solo homerun by Kaitlyn Little. The Hornets quickly rebounded against Richards where they lost but it was a tough one in 8 innings. Hornets quickly jumped out to a 3-0 lead with Donna Stevens homerun. Allison Early also had a great day at the plate going 2-4. The Hornets turned around their defense and Kern striking out six and allowing eight hits. The Hornets look to get back on track with several games scheduled over the spring break. We are hoping the weather turns around. JV On Monday, March 19th, the Hinsdale South JV softball team traveled to Glenbard South to begin their 2018 season. The Hornets scored 4 runs in the opening frame and cruised to a 15-2 victory. Abbey Leban led the way both on the mound and at the plate. Leban crushed a two run home run in the top of the 3rd inning and later added a double in the 5th inning. She also pitched a complete game. Leban was supported by the outstanding defense of Lauren Polich at first base and Vanessa Ayala at shortstop. Skylar Hayes added two hits and Julie Calderon hit a double down the left field line.
On Friday, March 23rd, the Hinsdale South JV softball team took on Richards High School in Oak Lawn. Skylar Hayes led off the game with a triple and came in to score to give the Hornets a 1-0 lead. Unfortunately, Richards came back strong and after three innings the Hornets found themselves down 10-3. Freshman, Abbey Leban came in to pitch and shut down the Richards offense the rest of the way. Hinsdale South clawed back scoring four runs in the fourth and three runs in the fifth to tie the game at 10-10. The Hornets then scored 5 runs in the 6th inning and tacked on 3 additional insurance runs in the 7th for a 18-10 comeback victory. Hitting stars were Brooke Steinhaus who had a single, double, and triple and Senior, Jessica Kaleta had two hits. Abbey Leban picked up her second win pitching in the victory.
JV 2 The JV 2 team had their first game of the season away at Glenbard South. The Hornets were enthusiastic and had great team work throughout the entire game. Lily Davis and Stephani Ogbuehi started off the game with two runs as the first two batters up in the first inning. Abby Diddio pitched consistently and fantastically through the entire game. Raneem Issa and Alexis Ayala were true leaders on defense, each with multiple strong plays in the field. Penelope Peracki helped lead the team with strong communication skills on the field at first base. Ashley Chagoya, Aaliyah Scott, and Alyssa Valenzuela worked hard in the outfield and moved quick on their feet. The final score of the game was 11-2, with Glenbard South taking the victory.
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